On Monday 15th August 4 of our members Graeme Brown, Paul Taylor, John & Kevin Smiles took part in the 72 Hole Golf Challenge at Parklands. We are very happy to inform you that not only did everyone complete the challenge they also raised a whopping £1880. Well done all and a massive thank you.
Once last Sunday’s early rain had cleared, the fairways of Parklands were awash with pink polo shirted players competing in the inaugural challenge match between the Parklands Inter and Rabbits teams.
Each team consisted of 14 players with the winners calculated on the total stableford points scored by the best 12 players in each team. It was a very tense afternoon as the scores were coming in but the winners, by a very small margin of 4 stableford points, were the Inter team. (Full results published on the Rabbits web page).
The day was a great success, and plans are already being made for the next challenge match, but for the next few months, the bragging rights are deservedly held by the Inter team.
The respective captains, Iwan Owen (Inter) and Tommy Watson (Rabbits) were very pleased with the commitment, dedication, effort and competitive spirit displayed by both sets of players in the challenge match, as well as in the league fixtures played throughout the season.
Parklands will again be running an Inter (handicap 8-15) and Rabbits (handicap 16+) teams in the 2017 season, get in touch with lwan or Tommy if you fancy getting involved next year.
Please be aware that today 5th September will be the start of the Greens renovation fortnight… this is essential work to continue the on going progress to our greens.. so some temporary greens may be in operation, while greens staff work on the green!!
Works are being carried out now while we still have good temperatures , which will aid the recovery process and help get the putting surface back to A1 condition as so as possible!!
Please be patient as these works will only benefit your enjoyment of all year golf at Parklands!! Thank you and Happy Golfing
The annual match for the Parklands Past Captains was held on Sunday 21st August 2016. This traditional event consists of a team match-play competition where it is intended that the men’s and ladies past captains in a particular year play against each other. The golf is followed by a 3 course dinner in the Clubhouse. The ladies won the golf match again!! The golf was graced with good weather and dinner by lovely food and superb company. Thanks go to all involved.
The final event of the 2016 Inter league was at Stocksfield Golf Club where the team finished 5th with Dicky Rutherford top scoring for Parklands with a very creditable 35 points.
The team finished the season in 4th place, with Ian Mcphillips crowned as the top scoring player and thus qualifying for the Inter Individual Championship event at Rockcliffe Hall in October.
A total of 17 players represented Parklands in the Inter League this season and I would like to thank them all for their efforts throughout the season, and wish Ian good luck at Finals day.
Iwan Owen (Inter Captain)
Alan Wardle – winner of the NUGC Forster Cup 2016 played at Rothbury on Saturday 6th August 2016. Alan proudly holds the cup alongside the County officials. Well done Alan.
The men’s County event for the higher handicaps was played at Rothbury Golf Club on Saturday 6th August 2016 in some fine weather. Parklands had 26 players in the field who experienced a course in fine condition. We had 6 players in the top 15, unfortunately Shaun Nicholl was beat by a point by Alan Wardle for Top Spot.
Well done to all that entered and Congratulations goes to Alan Wardle overall winner
Played on Saturday, 6 August 2016 at NUGC – Rothbury.
Competition Scratch Score:
71 (36pts) (Men – White Tees)
Show: Gross Scores Result
|1||Wardle, Alan Parklands||39 pts (13)||Overall Winner||Visitor|
|2||Nicholl, S Parklands||38 pts (13)||Overall Runner-Up||Visitor|
|3||Slipper, D Gosforth||38 pts (20)||Overall 3rd||Visitor|
|4||Stappard, Ron Ponteland||37 pts (12)||Visitor|
|5||Grist, Dan Rothbury||36 pts (16)||Visitor|
|6||Blake, Shaun Rothbury||36 pts (20)||Visitor|
|7||Wilkinson, Andrew Wallsend||35 pts (11)||Visitor|
|8||Murray, James Newcastle United||35 pts (13)||Visitor|
|9||Noutch, George M Newcastle United||34 pts (13)||Visitor|
|10||Owen, I Parklands||33 pts (12)||Visitor|
|11||Easton, D Parklands||32 pts (16)||Visitor|
|12||Madocks, A Parklands||32 pts (12)||Visitor|
|13||Pedersen, Arnie J N Newcastle United||32 pts (20)||Visitor|
|14||Bennett, A Parklands||32 pts (19)||Visitor|
|15||Gibson, Craig Wallsend||32 pts (17)||Visitor|
The Lady Chairman, Candy Brown, welcomed the members and her guests to a very sunny Parklands on Saturday, 6th August. The event was well attended and the sunshine ensured that there were no excuses for the scores, which has resulted in several ladies having their handicaps cut. A halfway house brought drinks and snacks followed by afternoon tea at the 19th with sandwiches and cake to finish. This photo shows the winner of the Chairman’s Trophy, Vicky Corner, collecting her trophy and prize voucher. Candy sends her sincere thanks to all the members and friends who brought her cards and presents for her first Chairman’s Day. Other prize winners can be viewed by clicking the following link ….click here